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QEOS II by Perfect 8 Technologies 8pm Wednesday 17th January, visitors welcome. Willis Room, City of Whitehorse Offices Maroondah Highway (Whitehorse Road), Nunawading Melway Map 48 Ref G9 Contact: 9437 1249 When it comes to cabinet construction, many speaker designers will traditionally use some type of wood to produce a finished product. In the past, unconventional material like concrete has been tried. Today, everything from 'high-density polyurethane' to aluminium is in use. Glass would be the most unique and challenging material for any speaker designer. In 2016 the Australian Hi-Fi & AV Show hosted the world premiere of the QEOS II. These new glass speakers are designed in Sweden, produced in Germany by the renowned glass furniture manufacturer Dreieck Design, while the crossover filters are made in Australia by Spuncsound founder Roland Boitor. This new model is inspired by Perfect 8 Technologies earlier 'Cube' speaker but with increased inner volume that delivers enriched sound. This team of specialists believe glass has become the ideal structural material for a new revolutionary high-end audio solution. One key technology used in the QEOS II speaker, is the proprietary Super Silent Glass (SSG) "SSG is a special glass type which virtually eliminates all vibrations there is no ringing." The new stand mount speaker is fabricated from 12mm thick glass panels. The sealed glass enclosure houses two 7-inch aluminium drivers and a 35mm fabric dome tweeter. The mid/bass drivers are mounted on opposite sides of the cabinet, thereby delivering a virtually omni directional radiation pattern throughout the heart of the music, up to 900Hz. The tweeter which faces the listener delivers its sonic signature from 700Hz (!) and looks after the high frequencies. Roland Boitor from Spuncsound, will be presenting a program of music to demonstrate the sonic attributes of these speakers, as well as their technical highlights. Loudspeakers are often described as being a window on the performance; with this new revolutionary material, we get to see and hear the results. Nick Karayanis Program Co-ordinator Ken Tripp Wise and Wonderful Webmaster Melbourne Audio Club, Inc. http://www.melbourneaudioclub.org.au